as TV's Doogie Howser.
I watched the show as a kid with the rest of my family. I remember being obsessed with his hair, and wanting to touch it.
Like a silly child, I imagined him in his Dr. uniform, and we would hold hands and kiss.
But he resembled every blond-haired, blue-eyed boy I had as friends and crushes growing up.
While I didn't identify myself as gay until I was about 12-years old, my crushes always seemed like normal infatuations to me.
And since I was convinced that I would grow up to be a doctor too, I thought he was the perfect man for me. I got a real thrill when he came out as gay, and I hope one day I can actually meet him.
Joshua - Los Angeles, CA
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